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[Exterior View of Two Buildings]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of two buildings. Both are two-story buildings with exterior windows and entrances in the middle of the first floor. There are cars parked on the street outside, and a grass median splitting the two sides of the street in the foreground.
Date: January 3, 1951
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Students in a Car Trunk]

Description: Photograph of three Eanes Rock Schoolhouse students in the trunk of a car. The boy on the right has on a brown bowler hat and seems to be looking at a woman who is only partially in the frame of the picture and on the back of the photograph "R70" is printed.
Date: 1940
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

Car Race

Description: Copy negative of a car race. In the foreground are two speeding cars with a dust cloud behind them. In the background are grandstands full of people.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Two Women in a Car]

Description: Photograph of two young women sitting in a car. The woman on the left is wearing a white dress and has a white bow in her hair and the woman on the right is also wearing a white dress with a white hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend History Association

[Parked early street car]

Description: Copy slide of a photograph of a early street car in Abilene, Texas. A young man is sitting on the back of a horse in front of the dark-colored street car. Another boy in a white shirt is visible on a bicycle with his right hand on the car. Two other boys are in the photograph along with the conductor who is holding on in the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: McMurry University Library

Automobile

Description: 1 copy negative of two photographs. The first photograph shows an automobile. The second photograph shows an automobile on a dirt road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric car brake. This design "consists in a combination . . . of a friction-wheel mounted on a laterally-adjustable vertical shaft, provided at its upper end with a beveled cog-wheel, engaging with a beveled cog-wheel on a horizontal shaft, journaled in the under side of the car-floor, on which horizontal shaft is loosely mounted a worm, which engages with a worm-wheel mounted on [a] shaft . . . when this worm is locked on the shaft . . . the brake-chain will be wound on the shaft of the worm-wheel, and the brakes will be applied" (lines 10-23).
Date: September 26, 1882
Creator: Conover, Philip Vorus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hand car. This design consists in "[a] hand-car constructed with a frame-work . . . and provided with a propelling mechanism consisting of the bent pipe-lever in combination with the rocking lever, provided with the socket, the connecting-rod, driving wheel, and pinion" (lines 92-98).
Date: January 16, 1883
Creator: Johnson, Roberto H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal stalls in stock cars. This design "has for its object to provide these stalls in such a manner that they can be readily and cheaply applied to and removed from the cars; and it also has for its further object to provide for rendering the stall-partitions laterally yielding or elastic, and yet under such a degree of tension as to withstand or resist the movements of the animals" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 17, 1883
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stock car for railroads. This design "has for its object to guard the cattle from such injury as is likely to occur to a car full of cattle by the sudden starting or stopping of the car; to furnish means for guiding the cattle into the proper compartment of the car, and to furnish means for working the device by a train-hand on top of the car" (lines 10-16).
Date: February 3, 1885
Creator: Pierce, Jonathan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Propelling Railway Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved means for propelling railway cars. This design "relates to motive power for railway-cars, and the purpose thereof is to provide a simple combination of parts whereby each car may be impelled by a separate motor, the entire series throughout a line or train of cars being supplied with energy from a common source, whereby the full horse-power of a steam-boiler may be applied in a manner enabling it to be utilized to the greatest possible advantage and to the utmost extent" (lines 10-20).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Keith, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department